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    Default dogs savage sheep in Roscommon

    http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&...qHTQwXhPGZ4vQQ

    46 sheep savagely killed by roaming dogs in Roscommon.

    For anyone concerned about animal welfare the pictures of the aftermath are truly disgusting.
    The affect on the livelihood of farmers is also significant when this happens.

    Often pet dogs can roam outside their urban areas into nearby sheep country and do immense damage to pregnant ewes.
    Owners are sometimes completely unaware that their darling Spot ( who they clean up after every time he does his business on the main street) can turn into a savage killer at night when he forms hunting packs with other dogs.


    In this case it may be wild dogs.

    Should farmers be given a freer hand in dealing with this or is it just a matter of extra insurance or compensation?
    At a minimum should dog control laws and requirement for licences be enforced?

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    Far as i know dogs which wander onto farms can be shot if they worry sheep/cattle. That is what happens frequently. Few farmers will be too concerned about the law if they are present and have the means.
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    Have the dogs been arrested, informed of their rights, questioned in front of a solicitor and duly charged and convicted? If not, they are only suspects in this awful crime. You may have prejudiced their trial. How could you?

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    Farmers can shoot and are within their rights to do so, that won't pay for their dead sheep though.

    Compulsory dog insurance might be the way to go. Too many knob heads own dogs that they can't/won't look after anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary_queen_of_the_gael View Post
    Have the dogs been arrested, informed of their rights, questioned in front of a solicitor and duly charged and convicted? If not, they are only suspects in this awful crime. You may have prejudiced their trial. How could you?
    Agree. Otherwise it would be ruff justice.

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    Dem feckin dublin dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigmore View Post
    Agree. Otherwise it would be ruff justice.
    Barking mad

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    Question, are you being a responsible owner if you let your dog roam loose?

    There was another story yesterday about a three month old lurcher puppy who was found with his head wedged between two walls having had its throat slashed.

    Lurcher puppy has throat slashed in brutal attack TheJournal.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by birthday View Post
    that their darling Spot ( who they clean up after every time he does his business on the main street)
    Not a lot of evidence to support that theory. Zero enforcement too from what I see. Its dangerous to walk in Dublin without eyes firmly on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damus View Post
    Question, are you being a responsible owner if you let your dog roam loose?

    There was another story yesterday about a three month old lurcher puppy who was found with his head wedged between two walls having had its throat slashed.

    Lurcher puppy has throat slashed in brutal attack TheJournal.ie
    Phuckin sick! I'd love to catch the phuckers!

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